Final chance – Learn latest site improvement ideas and identify business opportunities – CEEC workshop, Brisbane, Australia, 27 August

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Final places only! Register now for CEEC’s Mineral Processing and Innovation Workshop. Designed for you to take away practical new ideas on energy efficiency and productivity, you will make new industry connections and learn from miners and experts. We discuss inspiring case studies of success from around the world. You have the option to bring your own plant data and assess different improvement options using newly released enhancements to free energy curves.

Hear about practical case studies and the latest energy efficiency ideas to boost productivity and business value from inspirational keynote speakers:

  • Dr Ben Adair, CRC ORE - Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
  • Mrs Amy Lamb, MMG – Head of Metallurgy
  • Dr Mary Stewart, Energetics – Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director
  • Mr Dirk Baas, PanAust - Senior Advisor Process Control
  • Prof Neville Plint, UQ Sustainable Minerals Institute – Director.

Share your views on the topic – Tackling Comminution Efficiency: Challenges and Opportunities. Ask our panel experts how to overcome challenges, their views on the most compelling emerging advances, how to successfully implement change, and what has worked around the world: 

  • Panel Chair:Mr Greg Lane, Ausenco - Chief Technical Officer 
  • Mr Aidan Giblett, Newmont - Senior Technical Advisor Mineral Processing 
  • Mr Joe Seppelt, OZ Minerals - Manager Processing, Carrapateena 
  • Ms Suzy Lynch-Watson, Metso - Global Consulting and Labs Manager
  • Prof Malcolm Powell, UQ Sustainable Minerals Institute - Prof of Sustainable Comminution.


Session 1 (12-2pm): Lunch and learn: Value and options for energy efficiency – minerals processing. Learn from keynote speakers, then help map improvement and emerging innovation options.

Session 2 (2-4pm): Apply and improve: Global case studies and applying energy curves using operational data (group activity). Hear from CEEC Chair Joe Pease and SMI-JKMRC Senior Research Fellow, Dr Grant Ballantyne, who will take you on an interactive journey as you learn and apply steps to target energy efficiency via comminution. This session includes exploration of practical international case studies.

Session 3 (4pm-6pm): Share and solve: Leaders’ insights and your improvement opportunities (includes panel session led by Greg Lane). Five panel experts then SMI Director Prof Neville Plint will share how to overcome challenges and lead change in your organisation. Take away practical improvement, and mine site and business development options.

Networking drinks (6-7.30pm).


In one afternoon you will advance your knowledge, learn how to apply free industry tools to demonstrate improvement options, make new business contacts, and take away new improvement and business development ideas.

For plant operators, learn how to apply the energy curves (including new enhancements for energy cost, ancillary energy, different commodities and embodied energy) and identify what you can do now to improve the energy efficiency of your plant/comminution circuit; what your future improvement options are; and the best emerging technologies to suit your operational needs. Plus, engage with experts on successful implementation case studies from around the world.

For mining leaders, this workshop is a great chance to consider how much value can be harnessed by addressing the energy efficiency of comminution and mineral processing across your business; learn about a wide range of practical options that could future proof your business from spikes in energy prices; and pick up practical ways to deliver on your sustainability targets, particularly in relation to energy, water and carbon footprint.

For METS companies, keep up with the latest advances and challenges in minerals processing and comminution; network with plant operators and mining leaders; and learn how to better target your energy reduction technologies and services.

Bookings are essential and seats are limited, so register now to secure your place. Click here!

The essentials

This event is an initiative of the CEEC Advanced Energy Curves Project, funded through a partnership between the Queensland Government; METS Ignited, an Australian Government Industry Growth Centre; and CEEC International Ltd.